The death toll from the massive earthquake in Turkey and Syria exceeds 5,000

The death toll from Monday’s devastating earthquake and more than 300 aftershocks in southeast Turkey and northern Syria surpassed 5,000 on Tuesday, authorities said, as crews tried to find survivors among the rubble of thousands of collapsed buildings. The aftershocks made the search itself dangerous.

A 5.7-magnitude quake struck Tuesday, officials said.

But Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay told reporters on Tuesday that 800 people had been pulled from the rubble. He said there were 20,000 people on national rescue teams.

Tens of thousands of people were injured in both countries.

Countless more were left homeless in the cold winter conditions.

Nations from around the world began sending relief supplies to the region. Oktay said rescue teams from 14 countries are already in Turkey and teams from 70 more are expected later today.


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https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/earthquake-turkey-syria-death-toll-rescues-february-7-2023/ The death toll from the massive earthquake in Turkey and Syria exceeds 5,000

Rick Schindler

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